Visit the Museum Prinsenhof Delft

The Museum Prinsenhof Delft offers a unique opportunity to explore the history of the Netherlands, Delft and delftware. The museum is housed in a building of great historical importance, the site of some of the most dramatic and consequential events of Dutch history. It was once the court of William of Orange, the Father of the Dutch Nation. In the museum you will also discover the role the citizens of Delft played in the history of the Netherlands and how delftware became the global brand it is today.

Expected

30 March until 26 August 2018

Art Nouveau | New Objectivity | Delft
Art, knowledge and industry

Sichting Ricardis Delft Fotografie Marco Zwinkels KLEINWe call it the miracle of Delft. Between 1880 and 1940, thanks to an extraordinary synergy among art, knowledge and industry, Delft grew to be one of the most important centres of applied arts. Art Nouveau / New Objectivity / Delft tells this inspiring story with the help of posters, pottery and stained glass made in this period.

Delft as pioneer
The exhibition shows how Delft transformed itself from a small provincial city to one of the most important centres of Art Nouveau in the Netherlands. Industry, the Polytechnic School and artists living in Delft provided the foundation for this golden age. Their collaboration was a powerful stimulus to creative activity. The industrialist Jacques van Marken played a key role. He commissioned Jan Toorop’s world famous design for the Netherlands Oil Factory’s salad oil poster. It is one  of the icons of the Dutch Art Nouveau. Leading artists like Bart van der Leck and Piet Zwart were also inspired by the artistic vitality. During these years, the creativity of companies like the earthenware factory De Porceleyne Fles, Glass Atelier ’t Prinsenhof and the Braat company reached a high point. At world exhibitions, they presented original, prize-winning designs, establishing Delft’s international reputation as a city of innovation.

Visitors can discover even more special locations from the period 1880-1940 in Delft by foot, with the help of the brochure Highlights ArtNouveau | New Objectivity | Delft.

Activities
- 2 April Decorating Easter eggs
- 29 April Workshop botanical painting
- 5 May Painting a liberation tile
- 6 May Workshop making a birthday calendar
- 13 May Mother’s Day: collaboration art
- 27 May, 29 July, 26 August Workshop poster design
- 3 June Design your own peanut butter label
- 17 June Father’s Day: collaboration art
- 24 June Workshop glass painting
- 1 July Make your own beach bag
- Sundays at 14.00 guided tours with varying themes

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Permanent exhibitions

  • Delftware, the making of a global brand

    Delftware, the making of a global brand

    What we now know as delftware was first produced in the early seventeenth century in response to the immense popularity of the Chinese blue and white porcelain that Dutch traders were importing. Thanks to the Dutch entrepreneurial spirit, this 'imitation porcelain' was developed so successfully in Delft that it gained an independent status and market, and became a global icon. Learn more about the secrets of this success while admiring some unique and very beautiful delftware masterpieces.

  • Masters in Innovation, Delft creating history

    Masters in Innovation, Delft creating history

    The citizens of Delft have played a leading role in the history of the Netherlands. Find out more about famous residents like the painters Johannes Vermeer and Michiel van Mierevelt, the scientist Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek and the jurist and philosopher Hugo de Groot. Discover how their ideas, insights and creativity changed the Netherlands and the world.

  • William of Orange, Father of the Nation

    William of Orange, Father of the Nation

    One of the most important events in Dutch history took place at the Prinsenhof: the assassination of William of Orange, the forefather of the present king of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander. Learn about the life of William of Orange, his dramatic death and his legacy. Visit the 'scene of the crime', where the bullet holes can still be seen in the wall, have a look at a 'who's who' in the royal family and find out just how much influence the Founding Father still has in the Netherlands today.

Visitors information

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday from 11:00-17:00 hours.

Closed on Kingsday (27/4), Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Admission

Adults: € 12,00
Children 3 years and under: free
Children 4 through 12 years: € 3,00
Children 13 through 18 years: € 6,00
Student pass/ISIC cardholders: € 7,00
CJP (Youth Culture Pass) holders: € 9,00
Groups (ten people and over): € 9,00 p.p.

Admission free:
for holders of a Museum card, ICOM card, Delft pass, Rotterdam pass, Friends of the Museum Prinsenhof Delft and members of the Rembrandt Association.

We accept the following tourist cards:

  • Prinsenstad combiticket and Vermeer combiticket
  • HelloDelft Card

Plan your visit

Audio guides and guided tours of the Museum Prinsenhof Delft are available. Combined guided tours to the Museum Prinsenhof Delft, the New Church and the Medieval Prison in the City Hall can also be arranged.

Audio guide

The audio guides are available in Dutch, English and German.
Costs: € 1,00 per device.

Guided tours

During a guided tour you will be introduced to the museum's remarkable past. The Museum Prinsenhof Delft offers a variety of tours, according to your interests. Together with friends, colleagues or family, or on your own, you will gain new insights on the objects in the collection and see them in a new light.

Guided tours are available in different languages: Dutch, English, German, French and Italian.
Costs: from € 80,00 per group.
Information and reservations: [email protected]

Free city walk app 'Where is Vermeer'

You might wish to continue your visit to the museum with a walk in the historic city centre of Delft. Download the free app and Johannes Vermeer's aunt will guide you through the city.



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Museum shop

The museum shop offers a wide range of souvenirs, books, luxury articles and modern Dutch design.

Food and drinks

Our museum cafe is located in the entrance hall and has a terrace in the beautiful garden of the museum. We serve sandwiches, specialty pastries, coffee, tea, wine, beer and other drinks.

Contact information

Location

Museum Prinsenhof Delft
Sint Agathaplein 1
2611 HR Delft

Contact

Telephone: +31 (0)15 260 23 58
E-mail: [email protected]

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Visiting Delft?

Besides the Prinsenhof Museum, Delft has a lot to offer! The city is well-known for its ties with the Dutch Royal family and the famous painter Vermeer. Delft is also world renowned for its Delft Blue earthenware and its lovely canals. In the beautifully preserved historic centre of Delft you will have a great experience with the rich history of the city. A city of great charm with the best Holland has to offer. Delft is an absolute 'must-see' during your visit to the Netherlands. Check out www.delft.com to plan your stay in Delft. Enjoy!

Dagje Delft